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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)F.MAON
Intervenant(s)Julie BAYLE-CORDIER, Simone DE COLE, Kenneth DE ROECK, Birgit KLEYMANN, François MAON

Pré requis

Students must be able to ask critical questions and to adapt what is taught in the courses in real-life cases. Basics in strategy, organizational theory and organizational behavior are recommended.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should have developed an acute comprehension of the importance of ethical and responsible behavior in management practice and corporate activities. In particular, the student should be able to:

1. Critically examine the values and ethical assumptions brought to business decisions, both by himself and by others;
2. Identify societal issues and considerations linked to business activity and question ‘business as usual’ practices;
3. Evaluate arguments for and against “corporate social responsibility” ideas being included in corporate strategy and suggest ways of integrating stakeholder input into corporate decision-making processes;
4. Apply theory to practice by emphasizing how business and non-business actors can collaboratively contribute to the creation of positive social and environmental change.

Contenu du cours

(This is a preliminary description of the course content - It is likely to be slightly adapted before the start of the course)

Module I: Introduction to business / managerial ethics and individual responses to ethical issues
1. Introduction: Business, society and the case of managerial and corporate ethics.
2. Back to the roots: Ethical theories and models of ethical decision-making.

Module II: Organizational responses to ethical issues
1. Never-ending questions: The role of business in society and the corporate responsibility debate
2. Designing stakehoilder-oriented corporate social responsibility policies: A critical perspective
3. One step further: Companies as political actors

Module III: Alternative ways of creating ‘shared’ value
1. The corporate side
2. The plural sector side
3. Towards a new collaborative logic

Module IV: Responsible leadership
1. Connecting individual and organizational challenges: The need for globally responsible leadership

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class24,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings18,00  
Independent study
Group Project16,00  
Estimated personal workload16,00  
Estimated personal workload12,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant98,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Students' evaluation will be based on:
- Class participation and continuous evaluation (25%)
- Group projects (including presentation - 50%)
- One individual essay (25%)

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Individual Project0,00130,00
Group Project0,00230,00
TOTAL     100,00

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